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ghuf romney on top. that is a stark contrast from the candidate's first showdown in denver when 67 % gave romney the win. in abc' poll, 37% gave obama the victory. and this debate covered a lot of ground. steve handelsman has that story from the campus of hofstra university in new york. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn, thanks. good morning. both these candidates last night in their second debate seemed on their game. this was high stakes. barely polite. a political brawl. >> very little of what governor romney just said is true. >> reporter: determined to stop his slide in the polls, president obama hit hard from the start. >> governor romney says he has a five point plan. governor romney doesn't have a five point plan, he has a one point plan and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> reporter: governor romney hit back, a sharp exchange on energy. >> in the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on on federal land and federal waters in half. >> various deduction yous -- >> reporter: this uncommitted voter asked
and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear 2-1 victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc international poll called the debate closer, with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night football got millions of viewers who missed the faceoff on muslim extremists. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin
them by. how much did you cut them by? >> not true, governor romney. >> by how much did you cut them by then? you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. and the answer is i don't believe people think that's the case because -- that wasn't a question. >> completely off the -- >> we're talking about immigration. >> i came back to what you spoke about abobefore. >>> it is the morning after and while both sides will claim victory, one thing everything is agreeing on, the president showed up and he had something to prove. according to a cnn orc flash poll, 46% of registered voters thought president obama did the better job compared to 39% who put ghuf romney on top. that is a stark contrast from the candidate's first showdown in denver when 67 % gave romney the win. in abc' poll, 37% gave obama the victory. and this debate covered a lot of ground. steve handelsman has that story from the campus of hofstra university in new york. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn, thanks. good morning. both these candidates last night in their second debate seemed on their game
to midnight. we will see you tomorrow. >>> mile high showdown. as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate, our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> midair mess. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. daredevil magician david blaine goes high voltage in his latest stunt. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with high stakes debate. all eyes turned to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race. and a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll finds president obama is hold on to his national lead. but not by very much. 49% of likely voters favor the president. while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama which is within the survey's margin of error. but when it comes to a pool of registered voter, the president widens his lead over romney by 7 points, 51% to 44%. now a national survey says the nation is headed into the right
. >>> we are going to begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates. what some are calling a polite war of words, they talked about education and health care. tracie potts is in denver for us covering all the details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, back up his ideas with details, taking on one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point was to make differences clear. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half, it's four years later. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut. we ask for $1 additional revenue. pay for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare to balance the additional cost of obama care is a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have
>>> foreign policy showdown. mitt romney gets serious about libya, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> winter weather now. many parts of the country will make up this morning to an arctic blast from the north. bill's forecast is straight ahead. >>> and 48 straight. drew breezes into the record books. this is a big one. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney
developed before last month's assault. >>> well, 70 million americans watched mitt romney's polished performance in denver and the white house is promising president obama will not hold back during tonight's pressure-packed town hall style debate in new york. the presidency could be on the line with tightening polls and election day just three weeks away. nbc's tracie potts has that story. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the candidates hope tonight's debate are more engaging and both sides say they're ready. >> great. >> reporter: team romney, full of confidence. >> one thing i know for sure. mitt's prepared. mitt's confident. mitt's got a good presence about him. >> reporter: team obama with a cheer leader in the wings. >> i'm smiling, giving a thumbs up if i can see it. i assume that he can. i make sure i'm always giving him that positive love. >> reporter: this second debate is a town hall format with questions from the audience and the candidates pushing their own agendas. >> these debates are giving us the ability to cut through the clutter and give people
statement about rain and intentions that mitt romney quickly distanced himself from. >>> polls begin to shift. >>> and the need for speed. driving 8 amiles per hour in the u.s. starting today is perfectly legal. we'll tell you where. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, the romney campaign could be waking up this morning to a brand new political he headache as yet another political candidate makes explosive comments over rain. it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdoch and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdoch said this -- >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in case of the life of the mother. i just struggled with it for myself a long time. i came to realize, life is a gift from god and i think when life begins in that horrible situation of rain that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate murdoch told the news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> are you trying to sug
it's a good question. is 14 days left. and then it is too late just to ask the question. romney quickly distanced himself from. >> polls begin to shift. >>> and the need for speed. driving 8 amiles per hour in the u.s. starting today is perfectly legal. we'll tell you where. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, the romney campaign could be waking up this morning to a brand new political he headache as yet another political candidate makes explosive comments over rain. it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdoch and his opponents were out exciting plans available to anyone with medicare. pl nd i think when life begins in that horrible situatn of rain that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate murdoch told the news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or pro-ore daend rain. i don't believe that. that's a sick and twisted -- no, no, that's not close to what i said. >> this all matters
thought we had a second debate where, you know, governor romney wouldn't commit to tell us anything about the details of the budget. that ought to tell people all they need to know. >> this is a pivotal time in our country's history. we're at a crossroads, ladies and gentlemen. >> and dropped like a rock. lance armstrong was sacked by almost every company he represented. a devastating day for the once heralded athlete. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> a 21-year-old man is being held on charges of blotting to blow up the new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. now, prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country. not realizing those recruits were undercover agents. wnbc's jonathan dientz has details. >> reporter: this is the face of quazi nafis and this was his alleged target, the federal reserve bank. he was arrested after he allegedly parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of innocent new yorkers during the morni
. >>> we begin this morning with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain, he's debated both the president and mitt romney. he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formi
. >>> they wasted no time firing back after the debate. one of the hottest topics, women. >> governor romney was asked a direct question about equal pay. he started talking about bind e ers. oh. the idea to go ask where a qualified woman was, he just should have come to my house. he didn't need a binder. >> i've got to tell you we don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented women. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> 26 million women are trapped in poverty. that's the highest rates in 17 years. >> well, the president and governor romney also traded jabs on future plans. >> governor romney says he has a plan to create 12 million new jobs in the next four years. "the washington post" called it a bait and switch. >> i think it's interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term. i mean he's got to come up with that over this weekend. because there's only one debate left on monday. >> as predicted it looks like this will, in fact, be the first become dollar election. an nbc news analysis f
. it is not like we are in election season or anything. don't rush. you guys. >>> strategy shift. mitt romney backs off his 47% remarks while president obama sharpens his attacks. >>> leap of faith. tense moments as a mother and her five kids are forced to jump from a burning building. and sweet mystery. why are bees in france producing green and blue honey? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio. mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house. but for the first time, romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds if not thousa
support todd akin's candidacy? political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high-stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and then crashing a van. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason? passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb-out, rows, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> well, the federal aviation administration said seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has now grounded eight 757s for reinspection. >>> to politics now where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of their three d
obama and former governor mitt romney can share a few laughs. they did just that last night, the two shook hands and smiled just 48 hours after that contentious debate. laying down their political swords so to speak to headline the most famous dining experience in politics. the al smith dinner in new york city, hosted by the catholic archdiocese. both men worked on one-liners as artfully as they sparred tuesday night, here just a few moments people will surely be talking about today. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening, because he'll laugh at anything. >> i feel really well rested after the long nap i had in the first debate. i particularly want to apologize to chris matthews. four years ago i gave him a thrill up his leg. this time around i gave him a stroke. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he's thinking. so little time, so much to redistribute. >> after my foreign trip in 2008 i was attacked as a celebrity, because i was so popular with our allies overs
, last week's debate has catapulted big bird to the forefront of the presidential campaign. mitt romney said he would cut funding to the public broadcasting service in order to help reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stopt subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on enemies no matter where they nest. >> with the presidential election four weeks away, there is new polling out. it shows the race between president obama and mitt romney closer than ever. tracie potts has more on that from washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. mitt romney is going to iowa today to a family farm before heading off to ohi
shows mitt romney with an edge over president obama. according to a new abc news "washington post" poll 50% of likely voters now support governor romney versus 47% who favor the president. yesterday the president wrapped up a two-day campaign blitz with a stop in chicago. he cast his early ballot. this is a first for a presidential nominee. and yesterday in accordance with early voting laws, e he did have to show his i.d. mitt romney made three stops in ohio on thursday. he told voters this campaign is about families and said his main goal is getting people back to work. >> i want regulators to see their job as encouraging business, not attacking business. i want more jobs. my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. we're going to get them here in ohio. brian williams spent the past few days with the president on the campaign trail. while on air force one, the president talked to brian about the election versus the job itself. >> it's funny. one of the things about being on the campaign trail, you're in air force one, marine one, these big motorcades. michelle jokes that i have everything but a c
battleground. 18 electoral votes explains why mitt romney is spending this week in ohio. >>> and late breaking details on the 14-year-old pakistani blogger shot while getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> on the campaign front, it is all about ohio. voters have been getting plenty of face time with president obama and mitt romney. both campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason? a new cnn orc international poll shows it is a close race for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% backing president obama, 47% for romney. made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile ohio's election chief has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new lieu that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocked the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back at the white house this morning. and nbc's tracie p
tonight at the final debate between obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliff-hanger with the candidates now dead even. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 t
'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> a day before president obama and mitt romney meet for the second of three debates, brand-new poll numbers show the candidates locked in a virtual dead heat. according to a new "washington post" abc news poll of likely voters, 49% favor president obama compared to 46% who back governor romney. those numbers are basically where they were two weeks ago and within the polls' margin of error. however that doesn't mean mitt romney didn't get a big boost from his win. republicans' enthusiasm for their candidate has soared to 59% now, including an 11-point gain in just the past two weeks. both the romney and obama campaigns are expressing concern about the moderator of tuesday's second presidential debate. candy crowley of cnn will be hosting the debate, and she suggested that she'll play a larger role than agreed to by the candidates. according to mark hallpren of ""time" magazine" the two campaigns have raised objection saying the moderator's participation should be much more limited than she's leading people to believe. crowley has sugges
time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching, barack obama, too. the moderator from abc. they tangled on iran. >> they are closer to a nuclear weapon. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you gonna go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> what about 47% of americans feeling entitled to benefits. >> i think the vice president knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. so does romney. >> what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than august and august slower than july. we are heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new private sector jobs. >> was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on windmills in china? >> this is what we needed to stop from going off the cliff. >> reporter: can it be prevented if the wealthy get a tax cut? >> it's not possible. it has never been done before. >> reporter: on the style side, biden smiled a lot. ryan, a debate rookie, ke
to pack a late october punch for much of east coast into new england. >>> election sprint. romney and president obama crisscross the country trying to reach each voter. >> what is the cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers preexisting conditions, so -- >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> right now, hurricane sandy looks to become a menace to folks along the east coast. it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to some areas. now, early this morning sandy slammed into cubas a strong category 2 hurricane, packing wind of 110 miles per hour. this storm is being blamed for two deaths so far. one in jamaica and one in haiti. so, nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane this morning. what can you tell us? >> unfortunately, the storm intensified and right now over santiago cuba got nailed in the unfortunate right quadrant at the eye of landfall. jamaica, 75% of the island does not have power and bands over hatedty will c
is that there has been some movement in mitt romney's direction since his debate performance last week. but not a whole lot. so in the state of virginia which actually had their biggest movement, president obama last week was up two points, 48% to 46%. now it's mitt romney at 1%, 48%, 47% and this is all in the margin of error. in florida, it's president obama went in to the debate last week up 1% in the state. he remains up 1%, 48% to 47%. and in ohio, the last week right before the debate, he was leading mitt romney by eight points. now it's six points, 51% to 45%. >> so we're seeing some of the shift after the debate, although it's not a significant shift in numbers. but how is the white house reacting to the new numbers coming out? >> i think they're pretty comforted by them. they see that mitt romney was able to make some marginal gains but nothing that substantially transformed the race. now, of course, they need a good debate performance from joe biden tonight, two more solid debate performances by president obama at the second and third debates. i think they can take a lot of c
than one week from the election, governor romney is cautiously venturing back out on to the campaign trail. president obama still focused on the storm. today the campaign is back on. sort of. paul ryan has rallies in wisconsin, the vice president in florida, avoiding questions about fema. >> and i pleerappreciate your n generosity. >> president obama is not back on the campaign trail until tomorrow, he's still dealing with sandy's after math. >> i told the mayors and governors if it they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> reporter: today the president visits new jersey where six days before the election, he got a pat on the back from republican rival governor chris christie. >> the president has been outstanding about this. i don't give a damn about election day. >> i don't think anybody thought much about that. >> reporter: the president is not scheduled to visit new york. >> we'd tlouf have him, but we have lots of things to do. i'm in the trying to diss him. >> reporter: after the election, we may se
moments away. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with eight days before america votes. >>> the san francisco giants are world series champions. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even going over the cooler waters now and it's only about 386 miles away from new york city. it's actually mo
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